An Architectural Introduction to the LISP Location-Identity Separation System

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LISP is an upgrade to the architecture of the IP internetworking system, one which separates location and identity properties (previously intermingled in IP addresses). This document is an introductory overview of the entire LISP system, and focuses on describing the major concepts and functional sub-systems of LISP, and the interactions between them.


J. Chiappa (

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